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Lacfer lathes were made in Spain and, during the 1960s and 1970s (when Spanish labour costs were low) their conventional machines, the very similar CR-1 and CR-2 models , found sales in both Europe and America (machines are often badged with the between-centres distance in mm as a suffix, for example: CR-1-1000). Cleanly designed with an unusual "gate-change" spindle-speed selector on the front face of the headstock, the CR-2 had a 250 mm (10") centre height and a capacity between centres of  1000, 1500 or 2000 mm (39, 59 or 79 inches) With gears manufactured from hardened chrome-nickel steel the headstock held  60 mm-bore, 6 Morse taper spindle rotating in a pair of super-precision, English-made GAMET taper roller bearings; a ball-race bearing, at the tail of the spindle, was used to absorb end thrust. The spindle nose could be supplied with a variety of fitting but was offered as standard with a DIN 55022 Nt. 6 bolt-on flange type. The headstock internals were lubricated by a suction pump from an oil supply held within the base of the casting with an oil-flow indicator positioned on the front face of the headstock to allow the operator to check that the pump was functioning correctly. Driven by a 10 hp motor the spindle was controlled though a pair of EIDE Type ELA 68 electro-mechanical clutches that also acted to engage a powerful brake. 12 speeds were provided of 25, 40, 55, 75, 110, 190, 270, 360, 600, 1050, 1350 and 1800 rpm.
Totally enclosed and oil-bath lubricated the screwcutting gearbox selected its feeds and threads by the use of a neat rotary dial and three levers; for 'English-threading' markets the 35 mm diameter leadscrew was of 1/4" pitch (or M6 as an option) and, as standard, 36 metric threads from 0.5 to 7 mm pitch, 36 Whitworth threads from 2 to 56 t.p.i, 24 metric module threads from 0.5 to 7 mm and 24 Diametral pitch threads from  4 to 32 t.p.i could all generated without having to demount or alter the position of any gears on the quadrant arm.
Doubled-walled and strongly built the apron held a supply of oil in its base that was hand pumped (through a controlling valve) around its inside and also to the lathe bed ways. A useful refinement was a long 'third-shaft' control rod, fitted below and parallel to the power shaft, held a set of 5 stops that could be arranged to automatically disengage the carriage feed at a number of pre-set points. Fitted with an unusually large micrometer dial, and using wide, full-length casting, the cross slide had a travel of 270 mm. With its deep, robust base the top slide had a travel 180 mm and was fitted as standard with a Dickson-type quick-set toolholder.
At 335 mm wide the lathe bed did not qualify as being of toolroom speciation (where a width equal to twice the centre height would be considered normal) but it was very deep, hardened as standard and carried 3 V-ways that gave independent guidance to the carriage and tailstock.
Of especially heavy construction the tailstock held a 65 mm-diameter hardened and ground spindle running in a lapped bore; its feed screw was fitted with a zeroing micrometer collar and the large handwheel rim, like that on the carriage drive, was provided with internal finger grips.
Standard equipment provided with a new machine consisted of: coolant, fixed and travelling steadies, a set of Allen keys, spanners, oil can, chuck-mounting backplate, a headstock Morse reducing sleeve (6 to 5 MT), two standard hard and soft centres, a slender handbook and sectional parts list and a post-construction inspection chart. Optional extras included a hydraulic coping attachment, semi-automatic threading device, pneumatic chucks and their associated operation equipment, pneumatic tailstock, rear tool holder, cross-feed stops and various kinds of programmed installations to give automatic working cycles or to meet other special requirements.
Machines to standard specification  had weights of approximately: 1000 mm bed 1900 kg.; 1500 mm bed 2150 kg.; 2000 mm bed 2410 kg.
If any reader can provide further information about lathes of Lacfer manufacture the writer would be very pleased to hear from them..

The larger Lacfer CD-2-E